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The asparagus season is ready to begin

Speciality weeks in Terlano, Vilpiano and Settequerce from April to May

Terlano- in the asparagus triangle around Terlano, beginning April, the royal vegetable is again the centre of the culinary offer. As part of a press conference, the Terlano asparagus season was presented in an asparagus field in Vilpiano.
Every year, the inns invite you to the traditional Terlano asparagus season, which, this year, will take place for the 36th time. The chefs enchant with their innovative and sophisticated asparagus creations. This year, for the first time, gluten-free dishes can be found on the menus of the participating restaurants.

The asparagus has always been accompanied by fresh wine from the Terlano winery. "At the beginning of spring, the asparagus is the protagonist in our restaurants and inns. Therefore, I’d like to thank the asparagus hosts, who each year put the Terlano Margarete asparagus, skilfully and creatively in scene, and to all the countless guests who have become regulars during the season.” Says Andreas Sparer, chairman of the local Terlano group of the Hoteliers and Innkeepers Association (HGV), who together with Alexander Höller, head of the Asparagus department of the Terlano winery and representative of the asparagus farmers and Georg Eyrl, chairman of the Terlano winery, presented this year’s asparagus season.
Also present were the mayor of Terlano Klaus Runer, HGV vice president Gottfried Schgaguler and Alexander von Egen, who congratulated on the successful initiative. As part of the press conference, Elisabeth Hofer was crowned the new asparagus queen; following Nadia Degasperi.
Sponsors of the Terlano asparagus season are the company Dr. Schär, the Raiffeisenkasse Terlan, the association of South Tyrolean small animal breeders and the eggs of the quality brand South Tyrol.

Opening party in Terlano

The opening party of the Terlano asparagus season will take place on Thursday, 4th April at 11 o’clock, on the Dr.-Wieser-square in Terlano. Interested parties are invited to take part in the festivities and taste the culinary delights of the Terlano asparagus Margarete while enjoying a glass of the asparagus wine (sauvignon) from the Terlano winery.

Culinary program

For locals and guests, the Terlano asparagus season offers plenty of opportunities to discover and enjoy everything related to the royal vegetable. Culinary asparagus walks through the orchards and asparagus fields, horse drawn carriage rides with tasting of asparagus creations from the Terlano asparagus hosts and a cycling pleasure tour are offered. As well as opportunities to look over the farmers shoulders during a guided tour. All information about the Terlano Asparagus hosts and the detailed supporting programme can be found under spargelwirte.it

The Terlano asparagus season was presented in an asparagus field. From left: Klaus Runer, Mayor of Terlano, Gottfried Schgaguler, HGV vice-president, Georg Eyrl, chairman of the Terlano winery, Andreas Sparer, chairman of the local HGV group Terlano and Alexander Höller, head of the asparagus department of the Terlano winery and representative of the asparagus farmers.

The participating restaurants

Gasthaus Hochbrunner, Terlano, Tel. 0471 86 69 735
Restaurant Oberhauser, Terlano, Tel. 0471 257 121
Buschenschank Oberlegar, Terlano, Tel. 334 318 95 20
Restaurant Oberspeiser, Terlano, Tel. 0471 257 150
Restaurant Patauner, Settequerce, Tel. 0471 918 502
Restaurant Pizzeria Schützenwirt, Terlano, Tel. 0471 257 146
Hotel Restaurant Sparerhof, Vilpiano, Tel. 0471 678 671
Hotel Restaurant Weingarten, Terlano, Tel. 0471 257 174

Text and photos: HGV

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